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Freshman and Transfer Applicants



1. Applicant Criteria: 

  • Minimum requirements for an applicant applying to Saint John Paul II Academy must include a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or better with no semester grade lower than a “C”.   
  • All applicants must maintain an exemplary disciplinary record. 
  • Proof of Immunization (DH680).
  • Transfer Applicants must have completed or be on track to complete, within the traditional Academic Calendar (August - May), the required credits for their current grade level.  
  • Saint John Paul II Academy does not accept applications from students who elect to/must repeat a high school grade.

2. Applying: 

Freshman applications must be submitted by December 1, 2023 to sit for the official High School Placement Test on December 2, 2023. All applications submitted after the December 1st deadline will be contacted by our office to schedule their entry exam. Only students testing on December 2nd are eligible for academic scholarships. 
The following documents are required to complete your application. It is your responsibility to see that we receive them. There is a $100 nonrefundable application/testing fee due at the time of the application submission. 
  • A copy of the applicant's birth certificate
  • A copy of the applicant's transcript and standardized test scores. 
  • If applicable, submit any documentation regarding: an Individual Education Plan (IEP), 504 or Psycho-Educational Evaluation plans.
  • Email addresses for the applicants current school Principal/Administrator and a current English or Math teacher to complete the Referral/Recommendation Section.
  • Applicant Photograph, optional
  • Transfer applicants must submit a 250-word or less essay based on the prompt given on the application. 

In addition, please note the following requirement: “The Diocese of Palm Beach requires that, prior to attendance in school, each student present or have on file with the school a certificate of immunization for the prevention of those communicable diseases for which immunizations are required by the Department of Health. A Florida Certificate of Immunization (Form DH680) completed by a healthcare provider participating in Florida Shots is required to document the administration of prescribed immunizations doses or to document a permanent or temporary exemption there from. An exemption from immunization requirements is permissible only with a physician's certificate as to the need for either a temporary or permanent medical exemption. An exemption from immunization requirements is not permissible, for religious, philosophical, personal, or other reasons. "

3. Freshman High School Placement Test:

All freshman applicants are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) and only those with an application on file by December 1, 2023 are eligible to sit for the December exam. Your score on the HSPT will be an important factor in your acceptance and placement at Saint John Paul II Academy.  The official High School Placement Test date is on December 2, 2023. Only freshman applicants who sit for the test on 12/2/23 will be eligible for scholarships.  

If you cannot sit for the test on that date assigned after submitting your application, please contact  

For further information on the HSPT, please visit .

4. Checking your Application: 

Once you have submitted an application and the application fee, you can log back in anytime with the Username and Password you created.  Simply return to our website, select "Admissions" and then click "Application Login".  This will allow you to see how far along your application is or what is missing.

5. Completed Applications: 

All Freshman Applications must be submitted by December 1, with all supporting documents submitted to by January 16, 2024. Decision letters will be mailed on January 26, 2024After January 26, 2024, we will be on rolling admission until the class is full.

Transfer applicants are considered for Fall and Spring start dates.  Transfers will be considered once a student completes the application process including submitting all necessary documentation. The Transfer Application for the 2024-2025 school year is now open.  Please contact our office with any questions at


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